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KKarns
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Posted - 12/01/2018 :  7:15:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have completed the other two strcutures that comprise the Foundry complex of attahed buildings; the Workshop and Office. Now on to planting things on the diorama base and associated details...










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railman28
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Posted - 12/02/2018 :  1:09:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice Job! she's looking good.

It's only make-believe

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time2play
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Posted - 12/02/2018 :  3:17:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

That looks fantastic. Nicely done...

Bob



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KKarns
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Posted - 12/08/2018 :  08:32:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Railman, slow but sure!

Appreciate that Bob, and thanks for taking the time to comment as it means a lot.



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KKarns
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Posted - 12/08/2018 :  08:38:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have completed the hand laid and detailed code 55 light rail track for the foundry. This track runs the length of the diorama behind the foundry and serves both the Foundry and the Pattern shop.





I hand glued simulated spike heads made from solder wire. Tedious but worth the extra effort. I wanted my track detail to appear dark and grungy looking as this track runs next to the Foundry with soot, oil, grease, etc..



Edited by - KKarns on 12/08/2018 08:39:10 AM

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KKarns
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Posted - 12/08/2018 :  08:45:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Once the track was in I moved on to detailing the individual scenes starting with the Pattern Shop dock. I will post pictures of each scene that I have identified as I complete it, rather than wait until the diorama is finished.

The following pictures are of the Pattern Shop rear dock and side concrete transfer dock. The Foundry building is not staged yet to allow access to the concrete dock for detailing.










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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/08/2018 :  08:48:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well done. The building and finishes all look wonderfully grungy and very appropriate for a foundry. Track also.

Everything appears well-worn but still functional.

Mike


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UKGuy
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Posted - 12/08/2018 :  7:30:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Your modeling never ceases to amaze me Ken.
Every aspect of your work is executed flawlessly.
The structure, the details, the trackwork, the scenery.. everything comes together beautifully.

Great work.
Karl.A



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